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Conversation Tips and Treatment

If you experience these kinds of changes, you’re not alone. In fact, at least one-third of women experience some vaginal symptoms after menopause. Try to be open and honest about it because it may help you get the relief you need. Here are some tips to start the conversation:

  • With a Professional
  • With Your Partner

With a Professional

  • I have questions about symptoms I have been experiencing lately.
  • I’ve been experiencing vaginal discomfort since menopause. Is there anything I can do about it?
  • Sex with my partner is painful. Is there anything that can help?
  • Are there other options I can try?

With Your Partner

  • My body is changing. Can we talk about this so that you can understand what I’m going through?
  • I can feel my body changing, and I want to talk with you about how I am feeling.
  • I know our sex life has changed; let’s talk about what I’m experiencing.
It’s important to remember vaginal atrophy is a treatable medical condition. And there are many ways to manage the symptoms. Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, as well as prescription medicines, can treat vaginal discomfort. Prescription medicines include estrogen creams, tablets, patches, or rings that you insert in your vagina. Talk to your healthcare professional about which option is best for you.

Learn More information about a prescription treatment option from Pfizer.